Monday, August 31, 2015

Paper Sweeties September Challenge #35

It's time for Paper Sweeties September Challenge!
And just look at those colors!

Abby and Jake are enjoying their new school year.

Abigail's outfit is paper pieced from Live Love Grow
Come join the fun for a chance to be our next guest designer and a gift certificate at 
the Paper Sweeties store!
A big Paper Sweeties welcome to Jeri Thomas for
being our guest designer this month!
Check out the other designers for more inspiration.

Project SAF 2015: Accessories Challenge

Maile's challenge is to decorate popsicle sticks.
We soaked and painted and stamped and deco paged 
our bracelets like pros!
At least some of you did.
Mine are kind of sad.
what a wonderful project when the granddaughters visit!

Red Carpet

The end of a beautiful weekend!
Red Carpet Challenge is the chance to strut out stuff!

All projects done! 
What a weekend!
Loved every exhausting minute!
Kudos and Big Thanks to Nichole and the whole team at PTI
for the best ever Stamp-A-Faire.
From the music to the videos, to the dressed up designers,
and their incredible talent,
to my stamping buds projects,
Now to clean up!

I know I should start cleaning, but I just want to make more...

Project Stamp-A-Faire Threads Challenge

Another card with twine techniques Danielle showed us.
Doing a bunch of these for fall with Quilted Autumn set.

The patterns are stamps, not pattern paper... the possibilities are endless.
I added the rustic twine nest at the end, and a pearl in the 
middle of the leaf as Melissa had on her card here:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Project Stamp-A-Faire Make It Work!

Make It Work!

Our last challenge is to do a re-do, with what's left over.
Funny this should be the last thing to create, or re-create. 
Just so happens, I have a card done for the last challenge, Runway,
that just didn't jel.
Well it was late, and rushing to finish, and, you know...

Completely unacceptable!
So I started over, and did another card.

Simple, and I love that sentiment by Tim Gunn!
It's always been my motto, actually think he stole it from me...
Sometimes you just have to 'make it work'!
Still used Center Style: Feminine, but gold edged it, and
used the stamps from Fashion Sense.
Leaves from Branching Out. 
Wink of Stella here and there.
PTI card stocks and Vellum.

Much better!

Project Stamp-A-Faire Runway Challenge

This has to be my favorite of all the challenges,
All those gorgeous gowns, and the projects from the design team, WOW!
I chose Dawn's gown, and just look at her card!

The gown, and how she described it was amazing, right down to 
the slim green belt!

Decided to go with Coverplate: In the Woods.

First watercolored a piece of Linen card stock before die cutting the woodsy die,
also inked a bit for intensity.
My 'belt' sentiment is from Love and Marriage. 
Vellum pocket holds some sequins, and added Bitty Blooms at the end.
Wink of Stella gives is some sheen like the dress.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Project Stamp-A-Faire

Pins & Needles!

Went with Heather Nichols's video on stitching with embossing powder.
Got a bit carried away with this one, but what fun!
edited to add:
PTI: Stamped + Stitched stamp set, along with Sew Simply Borders
PTI cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet & Classic Kraft
Zing Embossing Powders

Project Stamp-A-Faire Unconventional Materials Challenge

Unconventional Materials Challenge!

Since we HAVE a hardware store in hubby's garage, I skipped
the trip, and went into said garage, and picked up some interesting
looking items.
Settled on various sandpapers, and a strip of brads for a nail gun.

I was a bit apprehensive about cutting the sandpaper with my precious PTI dies,
but all went well and I constructed the wreath, flowers and leaves from
grits of sandpaper. Yes, one actually comes in blue!
Sentiment: Scripted.
Other: Moss

Stamp-A-Faire 2015: Mix + Match Challenge

Mix + Match Challenge!

Betsy has provided beautiful coordinating papers for this challenge.

I picked 3 from her suggestions, and added a sentiment from Swoosh,
and a few die cuts from Beautiful Brushstrokes.

Project Stamp-A-Faire: Threads Challenge

Threads Challenge!

Danielle showed us how to make a rose from twine.
Loved it!
Made several, but used 2 on a tag, along with felt leaves
for my card.

Card base: PTI Rustic Linen, Shimmer Cardstocks
PTI Dies: Tag Sale #6, Victorian Border, Swoosh

Project Stamp-A-Faire Patterns Challenge

Patterns Challenge!

Went with Melissa's pattern:

Measurements: Card Size 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Stamps & Dies: Twig Wreath
& Twig Wreath Pattern Paper,
Choose Joy (sentiment)
Classic Kraft Cardstock
Inks: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, 
Classic Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides.
Other: Velvet scallop ribbon, pearl

SAF 2015: Bridal Challenge

Good SAF 2015 Morning!

Bridal Challenge!

A quickie this morning,  with Ribbons & Bows
Bridal EP.
had some nervous energy, so did a second.

Chinatown Coverplate
Sentiment from Love & Marriage